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Introduction to Acrylic Painting (Online Course)

Photo: Paint brush on a palette with colours

Explore the world of acrylic painting!

Designed for beginners, you'll learn basic acrylic painting techniques and gain an understanding of the elements of art.

Each week, you will explore new subject matter through guided, hands-on instruction as you work on paintings of your choosing. You will also familiarize yourself with the medium through experimentation and the practical application of techniques that are key to creating impactful artwork.


  • A package of paintbrushes (various sizes)
  • 5 or more canvases of any size (canvas boards, pad of canvas paper, or traditional canvases)
  • Paint (white, crimson, yellow, ultramarine blue, burnt umber), recommended brands include: Academy, Golden, Winser & Newton, or Liquitex
  • A palette for mixing paint & a water container (reusable)
  • A pencil
  • A ruler

Note: materials are available at Endeavors, Michaels, Wal-Mart, or the Dollar Store.

Course details

Fall 2022

Dates/Times: Mondays, Sept. 26 to Nov. 7, 2022 (6 weeks - no class Oct. 10)
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Online
Save 15% if you register before Sept. 12, 2022
Price: $149 (+ HST)
Instructor: Ameesha Tirmazi

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About the instructor

Ameesha Tirmazi is a versatile artist who holds a BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In addition to painting and drawing, Ameesha enjoys working in a variety of creative fields such as animation, graphic design, and illustration. With a history of living in different, cities, countries, and continents, Ameesha uses her past experiences as inspiration for her work, recreating the world around her. Ameesha has been freelancing and teaching art classes since university and is currently a gallery assistant at Gallery 78.

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